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Because of Brexit, uncertainty abounds for area companies and trade

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union will send ripples through the Kansas City area economy. The U.K. is the fifth-largest trading partner for Kansas. The state exported $432 million worth of goods to Britain last year. Missouri exported $364 million worth of goods. Several EU countries are also key trading partners for Missouri and Kansas companies.

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Interest rates on federal student loans will fall

As of July 1, the rate on direct loans for undergraduates will be 3.76 percent. The rate on direct loans made to graduate students will be 5.31 percent, down from 5.84 percent. The rate for Plus loans, made to the parents of undergraduates or to graduate students, is 6.31 percent, down from 6.84 percent.

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SEC: Texas CEO used funds on strip clubs, private jets

A Texas energy company CEO dubbed the "frack master" is charged with defrauding investors of about $80 million, including misappropriating at least $30 million for personal expenses, including private jets and gentlemen's clubs, to "maintain a lifestyle of decadence and debauchery," according to a lawsuit filed Friday by federal regulators.

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